Cinema with all the frills
Take a step into British cinematic history at the Regent Street Cinema. Britain's oldest cinema, it was the first place in the country to ever show moving pictures. It kickstarted British cinema with a screening of Cinematographe in 1896. Now, you can catch a special screening of Sideways there. The film, adored by critics, follows Jack's last days as a bachelor as he departs on a wine-tasting road trip with Miles. Careering their way through mid-life crises, the pair are at painful opposites. They share little with each other besides history and a deep trepidation over the future. Funny, touching and poignant in places, this is a road trip movie with a difference. Before the film, you'll be given the opportunity to taste one of the latest releases from the Fess Parker winery. Live music from the soundtrack and selected jazz classics played by soundtrack impressarios London Music Works will accompany the wine to set the scene for the audience before the film. Now that's a cinema experience to knock you off your feet. "Brilliantly observed characters are becoming second nature to Payne and Taylor, and the performances here are uniformly terrific. This is wonderful, original stuff." – Empire Magazine "Very funny and very sad, Sideways is smashing." – BBC Over 18s only. Valid ID required. Certificate: 15. Running time: 2 hours 7 minutes.
"This wonderfully satisfying study in human nature is funny and sad and profoundly entertaining from start to finish."